Walk for the Ancestors

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On September 23, 2015, Pope Francis will be canonizing Father Junipeo Serra, who was A priest in the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church, Junipero Serra was a driving force in the Spanish conquest and colonization of what is now the state of California

While we share a deep respect for Pope Francis we think this is not right due to the fact that Father Junipero Serra by his own words was not only at the forefront of enslaving The Native People in California, but did nothing in the way of saving them from the brutality of those who reported directly to him.

The Canonization has been already in motion and there is little we can do to change the Pope's decision, however, as a show of respect for our ancestors on September 7th, 2015 we will begin a 600 mile pilgrimage following in their footprints along the El Camino Real Trail from San Francisco to San Diego and sign the registry of all 21 Missions as well as visiting the mass burials of our people for a moment of silence .

We are asking for your support to help with food and lodging along the way. we will be keeping a daily journal posted on FB for all to visit.

Caroline Ward Holland

Note: Both of my fathers, grand mothers can trace their lineage to a common ancestor, Leandra Culeta (b. 1840), whose paternal grandparents (and their ancestors) lived in the Tataviam Indian village of Chaguayabit (aka Tsawayung) at Castaic Junction. As such, both sides of my father's family stem from individuals who lived in the Santa Clarita Valley prior to European contact in 1769
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Your donation is appreciated . Please follow us on FB throughout our journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart really
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Raised by 83 people in 44 months
Created August 27, 2015
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Grace Sesma
34 months ago

Please send two XL shirts to: P. O. Box 1580, Nederland, CO 80466. Eyaay Ahan for all that you do.

Greg SeaLion Cotten
36 months ago

Hi! I'd love two mens t-shirts. One Medium and one XL. Please send to: Greg SeaLion Cotten 307 Washington Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Thank you so much for your vision, leadership, and bringing us together. Much love, and deep respect ~ always.

37 months ago
Natalie Anne
41 months ago

Inspired by your strength and vision to bring about awareness to this issue ! Donating today not only is support of your cause but in honoring and celebrating today as Native American Heritage Day!

Alicia Williams
41 months ago

Wow Caroline....absolutely breathtaking what you and your son did. What a beautiful thing you thought of and completed to show your love for your tribe. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.... On the edge of my seat....Alicia

Jill Ferguson
42 months ago

I can't find adequate words to express how amazing I think you are! What you've generated in this and the spirit world is a phenomena and a gift of great proportions. Thank you - I want a first run copy of your book

Erin Brady
42 months ago

Here's to a strong "finish," and what I know is only the Beginning!!!!!

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